What can I expect in this program?

If you or your child is between the ages of 16 – 24 years and are interested, please contact our front desk to schedule an appointment for a psychiatric evaluation.

Psychiatric Evaluation:

When you come in for an intake, you will meet with individually member of our treatment team. Depending upon your preference and the specifics of your situation your parents may be asked to join the appointment or meet with the therapist individually. During this appointment you will be asked a variety of questions about the reason you are seeking treatment, issues in your life that are bothering you, your background, social life, and what you might want to work on in treatment.  You may be asked to fill out a series of questionnaires to give us more information about how you are feeling and thinking about things.

Please note: An initial appointment is not a guarantee of treatment. Depending upon the needs of the individual, we work together to develop a plan that best meets the needs of the situation.

Treatment Plan:

After the initial psychiatric evaluation, we meet as a treatment team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Following this appointment, we will meet with you to discuss the treatment recommendations. You and your therapist will take these treatment recommendations to develop a treatment plan collaboratively.


Get started on treatment! This might be a combination of individual treatment, group therapy or medication management. You and your clinician will check in at regular intervals during the course of treatment to monitor progress.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry at (202) 944-5400.